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Michael Dobson CEO of Venice Whaler

Michael Dobson

Michael J. Dobson co-founded EZ Lube in 1988 and was responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of EZ Lube, interacting with key suppliers, financial institutions and negotiating real estate acquisitions, development and construction related activities.  After selling over 90 locations to a Wall Street Private Equity Firm in December of 2005, Mr. Dobson became a successful real estate investor, developer, and venture capitalist.


In addition, Mr. Dobson is Chairman of Truth Nutra, an online e-commerce company specializing in online nutraceuticals.  Mr. Dobson is Managing Member, Co-Founder, and President of 4 Red O Restaurants in West Hollywood, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, and La Jolla.


Prior to founding EZ Lube in 1988, Mr. Dobson was an Account Executive with Southern California Gas Company/Sempra Energy (“Sempra”, and was responsible for negotiating large industrial power supply contracts.  Mr. Dobson continued to work at Sempra during the first five years after opening EZ Lube in 1988.  Prior to joining Sempra, Mr. Dobson worked on a full time co-op basis with Northrop Aircraft in their Advanced Design Department designing sophisticated fighter aircraft.  Mr. Dobson received his B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1986.

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